Freight and Logistics Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 400
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.4031
Fax: 615.741.0865

Dan Pallme

Daniel Pallme
Assistant Chief of Planning / Freight and Logistics Director

The Freight and Logistics Division provides leadership on issues of rail, water and highway freight. The division serves as a liaison between TDOT and freight stakeholders in an effort to find opportunities to improve access for existing freight and appropriately prepare for the projected increases in freight as it moves in and out of the state. The primary focus areas for the division include water, short-line railroads, Section 130 rail program, rail inspection, highway freight and technology, freight advisory committees and the freight and state rail plan updates.

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Blocked by a stopped Train at a railroad crossing in Tennessee?

TDOT is concerned about blocked crossings in the state.  Please use the link below to report when a train is blocking a highway-rail grade crossing in Tennessee. Please report only once for each blocked crossing per day. There are no state or federal laws/regulations pertaining to blocked crossings. Therefore, this information is only being used to track the location and impacts of blocked crossings. The Federal Railroad Administrations (FRA) purpose of collecting this information is to learn where, when, for how long, and what impacts result from blocked highway-rail grade crossings nationally.